My First Carolina Nugget
September 2019 by Ray Mills
On my weekends off I spent many hours dredging the Second Broad River from Cane Creek Road up to the headwaters. I used a three-inch dredge with air and graduated to a five-inch with air.
The nugget sat there in plain sight, though it was covered in dirt, while hundreds of people had passed that way every day.
Science has shown, over the past few centuries, that there is a direct correlation between certain plants and their geophysical surroundings.
We decided to check some spots that were pretty good to us on previous trips. The detector was deceptively simple with few buttons and auto-ground balance.
The mine site consists of river gravels from an ancient channel covering over 20 acres, and the place is covered with very large river rock and small tree overgrowth.
It couldn’t possibly be a bullet or other trash this deep into the hill. No sir, it was a solid zip-zip signal that I know so well.
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